Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Haiti Smashed by 7.0 Earthquake Late Afternoon

From Denny: Here's the NBC News account of what happened today in Haiti when a terrible earthquake struck about 5 PM their time. Last year seismologists warned the Haitian government that a strong earthquake could happen soon in the next two years - that was about 18 months ago.

Running laterally through the entire country is a fault line and this earthquake region is known as "the ring of fire." Haiti's last earthquake of this high magnitude on the Richter scale happened 220 years ago.

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